The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 District 9455 ABN: 99 602 195 617
Volume 3, Issue 14 4th - 10th October 2010
This Week's Guest Last Week New President Pride of For Your Diary Rosters
We're meeting on Were rumours that Elect Workmanship Dinner meetings and Host and attendance
Thursday to hear from “our Kylie” met a See who has agreed to Learn about the winner other special occasions: rosters, and the
a special international special Frenchman step up to fill the of our first Pride of DG Visit, Club meeting schedule for
guest! while on Group position recently Workmanship Award Birthday, an overseas the month ahead.
Page 1 Study Exchange vacated by Bill Hassell for a business in our guest speaker and more Page 5
true? Page 2 local community! Page 4
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Letter from the President Chalk for one X mark - $1.00 This Week's Meeting
One day in the early days of Knowing where to place the X - This Thursday, Dr. Phillip Sherwood
computing, General Electric had a $9,999.00 and his wife Nancy from District
problem with their computer. All of
5180 in California will be our guests.
their engineers took a look at the We each bring different skills to
problem. Although each was wise, Rotary – we all have expertise that Phil was a Rotary Foundation
they were unable to understand the enable us to make a chalk mark that Ambassadorial Scholar to UWA in
complexity of the machinery and could make all the difference to a 1976-77, where he completed his
repair the error. A call was made to project or event being successful, Honours in Organisation and
the retired engineer who had helped whether we realise it or not. Business Management in his first
in the original set up of the machine.
year and in his second year he
October is Vocational Service month, worked on a second Masters in
The retired engineer walked around which serves as a reminder that there Commerce. He later became a
the machine for a few minutes, just are many different ways to member of the Rotary Club or
looking it over, not touching participate Rotary, and one of those Rossmoyne.
anything. After a few minutes, He is through our profession.
took out a piece of chalk, walked
Barry McKinnon (a former GSE
over and placed a large X on oneThe most obvious is through Team Member to South Africa) was
particular part of the machine. He
organisational skills in running a member of Rossmoyne during the
then said, "Tap it here with a meetings, or coordinating projects time Phil was in that club, so he will
hammer, just once." and events. Rotary volunteer be bringing the Sherwoods along on
opportunities exist to put specific Thursday.
After the one tap, the computer skills in use in areas that need them,
roared back to life and began such as providing medical aid or
Phil is currently a member of the
working! education overseas. Rotary Club of Arden Arcade who
supported our application for a
A few days later, GE received an Each of our business networks is also Rotary Foundation Matching Grant
invoice from the retired engineer for invaluable. From sourcing donations- for Manna Industries' ‘Kids in the
$10,000! This was a lot of money in in-kind to sourcing people and Kitchen’.
those days, so they returned it to the knowledge beyond our immediate
engineer and asked that he itemize club, there are many ways your Any members who would like to join
his invoice. business skills or contacts can make the Sherwoods, McKinnons and
a difference. Collinses for a meal at Valdanos after
A few days later, they received an
the meeting, please let Secretary Di
itemized bill which read: Yours in Rotary service, know ASAP so that a booking can be
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1
Last Week's Meeting
Kylie West, whom we sponsored for
the recent Group Study Exchange to
District 1640, Normandy, along with
Team Leader Jim Benson, attended a
very small meeting to inform us of
the benefits the Group Study
Exchange program has had on their
Kylie bubbled with enthusiasm as
she showed slides of places visited
and experiences shared during their
tour in May / June. The language
barrier, different attitude on nuclear
power, visit to Villers Bretonneux,
Mount St Michael and a host of
other once in a lifetime opportunities
Members concerned are asked to
all left lasting impressions. (No Our New President Elect
remit at least a first instalment (six
romance for Kylie, though she
months dues) to Treasurer Toni by
reported that one of her hosts Rob Rohrlach has kindly agreed to
cheque or to arrange payment by
thought she'd make an excellent step into the President Elect position
recently vacated by Bill Hassell. direct debit into the Club’s Operating
match for his son!)
Account as soon as possible.
Our applicant for the next Group Pre-Halloween Party
Study Exchange team, Nana District Governor's Visit
Kurosaki, was also in attendance. On Saturday, 30th October, please
Japanese by birth, she moved to join members and spouses, ‘Friends’ A final reminder that our DG's
Perth 12 years ago and is now an of the Club and potential members Official Visit is happening the
Australian citizen. She is studying for a social function at the home of following week, and we need final
accounting, and works with Rajah at Toni and Bill James, 4 Archdeacon numbers for catering ASAP.
the City of Nedlands. If successful, Street, Nedlands.
Nana would like to learn about The cost of the dinner meeting will
Germany's handling of various Please bring a bottle of drink and be $40 and it is BYO drinks as the
environmental issues such as dish to share. There is no cost to cost does not include any drinks.
reducing the carbon footprint, and attend.
extensive use of cycle ways. We are required to pay for a
The James' home will be decorated minimum number of 30 for the
Interviews took place on October 2 . for Halloween, and those who would dinner, so please help us ensure we
We hope to hear soon how she went! like to enter the spirit and dress up have at least that many attending by
for the occasion are encouraged to coming along and bringing family
Club Apparel do so!
Board members need to arrive at
A final reminder to send bring along Time to be advised.
5:30pm to meet with the DG, with
orders for club tshirts, caps or
the dinner meeting 6:30 pm for a
jumpers by October 13th.
7:00 pm start.
OVERDUE Club Dues
Orders have been received from the
Forsdykes. If you have emailed an Nine members still have not yet paid
order but it has not been received, their annual dues.
please let President Simone know
ASAP so we don't miss you out!
HORIZONS On the weekend of August 21 and formed these incredible, lifelong
DG's Letter for October 22, a few of us from District 9455 bonds," she says. "I thought to
managed to attend the Australian myself, if Rotary can put on such an
Rotary Conference in Canberra. Our
October is Vocational Service month. amazing week, then imagine what it
Rotary International President, Ray
Most Clubs have some Vocational would be like to be part of the whole
Klinginsmith, and our Zone Director,
service activities either planned or in organization."
Stuart Heal, both spoke at the
progress. Rotary has its roots in
Conference. The theme for the
Vocational Service and the concept Tirone says she plans on becoming a
Conference was: "Towards a
of vocational diversity in our Club Rotarian but wants to stay in Rotaract
Stronger Rotary in Australia" and the
membership is one way that we can as long as possible.
key note speakers gave inspirational
recognise this avenue of service.
talks on the theme and linked to it the
I'm looking forward to the Rotary
Club of East Perth's Policeman of the
new RI Strategic Plan. DG Visit
Yours in Rotary service, When: Wednesday, 13st October, 2010.
Year Award and the Allied Health
Professional of the Year Award Ian Hutton Venue: Bethesda Hospital Café
Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start.
presented jointly by the Rotary Clubs District Governor 2010-11
of Mount Lawley and West Perth. Guest Speaker: DG Ian Hutton
These are just two of the excellent Cost: $40 for dinner. BYO drinks
vocational projects of which I am Youth Programs Pave the Note: Board members to arrive for a meeting with
aware. Way into Rotary the DG at 5:30 pm.
By Ryan Hyland – RI News 30-9-2010
I always enjoy meeting Youth
Exchange students. As I have visited
Clubs both in Perth and country areas Rotary youth programs have 13th Annual Dr Ken
during September, our New prepared Andrea Tirone well. Collins Address
Generations month, I have had the As a current Rotaractor, a past Promoting The Rotary
pleasure of meeting a number of participant in her district's Rotary Foundation
students recently arrived in Australia.Youth Leadership Awards program,
These young people are wonderful When: Monday, 29th November, 2010.
and a former Rotary Foundation Venue: Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester
ambassadors for their home Ambassadorial scholar, she is hoping Park.
countries. her experiences serve as a Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm
Recently, I had the chance to meet springboard into Rotary. Guest Speaker: RI President Ray
with the successful candidates who Klinginsmith
will participate in the 2011 National "In Rotary, I will have a variety of Alumni Speaker: Maryanne TokomeAmu
Youth Science Forum (NYSF). They service possibilities available to me, Cost: $45pp with cash bar available.
had their orientation day on locally and internationally," Tirone
Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the
September 18; they received a says. "There is so much diversity in
1st Wednesday of December.
briefing on what to expect in January. the work Rotary does. It can give you
This will be the second occasion exposure to so many different areas,
when some students will attend either and help you find what your interests
the University of Western Australia really are." Club Birthday /
or Curtin University; previously, all
participants went to Canberra. Tirone was introduced to Rotary
When: Thursday, 16th December, 2010.
The Youth Driver Awareness during the District 7070 (Ontario, Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave
programme (RYDA) continues to Canada) RYLA in 2004. She Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start.
attract more interest. There is to be describes it as one of the best weeks Guest Speaker: To be confirmed
another event in Midland on of her life, and says she was Cost: $45 – includes dinner
September 23 and the three Clubs in impressed by the planning that went
Geraldton are working together to Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the
into it. 15th of December.
plan an event or events with the
schools in Geraldton. "Learning about each other through
different workshops and activities, I
Program for October 2010
am for September / October
Date Speaker Topic Host Attendance
7th October (Thursday) Philip Sherwood Rotary Club of Arden Arcade, California Di Collins Rob Rohrlach
13th October (Dinner) DG Ian Hutton District Governor's Official Visit Ken Collins Donna Bicknell
20th October TBC TBC Elizabeth McBain
27th October Jorg Imberger Water Research Rob Rohrlach Daniel Forsdyke
New Horizons: Winner of the District Board Club Details
9450 Bulletin Award for 2009/10
Rotary Year 2010-11
Simone Carot Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
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